It’s Oregon! What do you expect? It never stops raining here unless the temperature drops enough for snow or more likely freezing rain and black ice. If you want to work on your healthy pale white pallor then this is the place for you. You won’t see any overcooked Californians around here. Everything’s gray all the time. Get over it.
@tweezak And yet, various places in Oregon are at only 45% to 90% of average total precipitation right now for the Oct-June rain year. We’s in a multi-year drought and the forests are showing it. In my neighborhood, big, old cedar trees are dying from the top down.
Rainy days are always gilt free days of hangin around in the house! There’s nothin like a good thunderstorm! Especially loved em because my landscaping guy would have the day off! Dancing in the rain is pretty fun too! And let’s not forget about the rainbows! Can’t have a rainbow without the rain!
Since everyone seems to be on the rain songs, I’ll offer up a piece of 70’s greatness in Peter Criss’ (Yes, from KISS) song, “I Can’t Stop The Rain” Starts out a bit slow but crescendos quite nicely…“It takes a witch to curse that God damned sky!” Criss Can’t Stop The Rain
I like the (occasional) rainy day, that’s what keeps the gardens (flowers and veggies) going strong. Not super fond of long stretches of rain (mold/mildew issues in the yard, barn, shop etc…) and infrequent backyard flooding the ensues from 6-8 + inches over a couple of days.
I’m even the kind of guy that doesn’t complain about rain on my vacations. Me to our kids: “Hey, guys… someone lives here all the time and they need rain occasionally too…”
I can get on board with an isolated 30 minute downpour, but rainy days are the worst. The isolated rain shower gives many of the advantages that people have cited (cool down a hot day, give necessary rain that plants need, make the lawn too wet to mow, seeing the rainbow afterward) without the disadvantage of having being cooped up inside all freaking day.
With the pandemic, I am already sick of staying home all the time and having so many leisure activities being off limits. Not even being able to get outside for a couple of hours makes it so much worse.
Love them. It means I don’t have to water the garden, the weather cools down substantially, and if it is during the night, I have those soothing sounds to sleep by. Only real downside is my solar panels are less efficient, but since my AC doesn’t have to work as hard, it works out.